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Featuring the CEOs of The RLJ Companies, Inc. and Marriott International, I

On this episode of CEO EXCHANGE, taped at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, we'll chat with two legendary entrepreneurs who have made their dreams come true. There are many great ideas, but very few turn into multibillion dollar companies. Each guest on this program had a strong the willpower and strategy to execute it. Robert L. Johnson, one of the leading entrepreneurs of his time, created Black Entertainment Television; became the first...

Duration: 00:56:31

Featuring the CEOs of Royal Philips Electronics N.V. and the Schering-Ploug

On this episode of CEO EXCHANGE, taped at the Rutgers Business School in Newark, NJ, we'll examine whether the health care industry is in good shape with two CEOs who should know its condition. Advances in technology and medicine have extended lives and improved the odds for patients suffering from serious illnesses. But at what price? Who can afford the runaway costs of these medical miracles? Gerard Kleisterlee heads the huge Dutch conglomerate Royal Philips Electronics, best known for...

Duration: 00:56:31

Featuring the CEOs of NBC Universal, Inc. and Universal Music Group

On this episode of CEO EXCHANGE, taped at Lynch Auditorium in New York in conjunction with Fordham Graduate Business, we set the stage for a peek at the dazzling world of entertainment. Get a front-row seat as two industry legends showcase the opportunities and the challenges produced by all the new ways we have of watching television and movies...and listening to music. Bob Wright has played the leading role at NBC for the past 20 years and has recently added Universal Studios to his...

Duration: 00:56:33

Featuring the CEOs of Bank of America Corporation and the CVS Corporation

On this episode of CEO EXCHANGE, taped at the Howard University School of Business in Washington, DC, we'll get an insider's look at the changing face of Main Street USA. No matter how small, every town, every community, has a bank and a corner drug store. But these days, the local bank and drugstore are owned by huge companies that do a lot more than take deposits and dispense medicine. Ken Lewis has counted on an aggressive acquisition strategy for Bank of America, which has vaulted...

Duration: 00:56:29

Featuring the CEOs of Motorola Inc. and The Allstate Corporation

On this episode of CEO EXCHANGE, taped at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, we'll meet?two CEOs who have?navigated their well-established companies boldly into the future.?Ed Zander?found his calling when he transformed Motorola from a?troubled electronics firm into the hottest mobile phone maker around.?Allstate's Ed Liddy insured the well-being of his company by revamping an antiquated agent system?while using new technology to boost efficiency.?Two CEOs who...

Duration: 00:56:30

Featuring the CEOs of Southwest Airlines Company and Valero Energy Corporat

On this episode of CEO EXCHANGE, taped at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin, a timely exploration of the oil and airline industries. We'll meet two executives who know the drill from the inside: Gary Kelly, Vice Chairman and CEO of Southwest Airlines, has kept his company flying high despite turbulence caused by rising oil prices and cutthroat competition. Bill Greehey, Chairman and recently retired CEO of Valero Energy, has barreled to the forefront of...

Duration: 00:56:30

Featuring the CEOs of Mattel, Inc. and Activision, Inc.

On this episode of CEO EXCHANGE, taped at UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles, we'll look at the latest trends in TOYS AND GAMES.?Meet two CEOs who lead the way in figuring out what we will be playing with tomorrow.?For Bob Eckert of Mattel, the challenge is to?make sure?the world's largest toymaker stays relevant and up-to-date.?For Bobby Kotick of Activision, one of the top creators of videogames, the key is keeping up with rapid advances in technology.?Traditional toys,...

Duration: 00:56:30

Featuring the CEOs of the National Basketball Association and Major League

On this episode of CEO EXCHANGE, taped at Columbia Business School in New York, we'll get an insiders' glimpse into the high-stakes world of professional sports from two executives who know it best.?David Stern, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association, has taken his sport to new heights while trying to keep viewers from heading for the exits.?Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has sought to level the field between big market and small market teams while playing...

Duration: 00:56:30